London CSS Event 2: Parte deux

Please join us at LendInvest with talks from these amazing speakers…

Michelle Barker on Twitter Michelle Barker When Grids Go Wrong: Debugging CSS Grid

CSS Grid is an incredibly powerful tool for building web layouts, and there has never been a better time to start using it in production. But with so many different ways to create a grid and place items, it’s not always easy to debug when layouts don’t behave as we expect them to.

In this talk we’ll examine some common problems, and put the CSS Grid specification under the microscope to understand some of Grid’s surprising behaviours. We’ll take a look at how Grid works in harmony with (and not against!) other layout methods to build the robust, flexible web of the future.

About Michelle Barker

Michelle is a front end developer with a passion for CSS and a Mozilla Tech Speaker. Her passion for CSS in all its forms leads her to spending most of her spare time experimenting with CSS Grid and writing articles on front end development on her blog, CSS {In Real Life}. She has a background in design and illustration and is currently a front end developer at Ordoo – a mobile ordering startup – where she helps build UX-driven mobile experiences.

Stu Robson on Twitter Stu Robson Design Tokens and CSS: Systematising the Design of Components

Aren’t Design Tokens just spicy Sass variables?

Design Tokens allow you to define the low-level values of the design attributes in your Design System so that they can become the part of a shared vocabulary amongst all of Systems users and used across all of the products within Design System.

In this talk Stuart will be discussing what types of design attributes you could find in a set of Design Tokens, how you can create them once and share them anywhere, look beyond their generic usage across organisations, and how they can empower everyone to contribute to the overall Design System.

About Stu Robson

Stuart is a front-end consultant and design systems advocate who for the last 5 years has helped companies and organisation with the front-end of their design systems.

They’re passionate about modern CSS, progressive enhancement and accessibility they help companies author the ‘holy trinity’ of front-end development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) so that is clear, maintainable and can be updated easily over time.

Hailing from Wiltshire, living with his partner and their son Ethan, they spend time enjoying cooking and barbecuing. They also enjoy watching horror movies and tv shows and listening to rock music.

Heydon Pickering on Twitter Heydon Pickering Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White

In “Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White” Heydon explores his monomaniacal obsession with black-and-white art and design, the benefits of designing without color from the outset, and the perils of adding color later. Color certainly gives something to an interface, but not necessarily anything worthwhile. Colors necessarily add visual complexity, which can be an impediment to cognition. And what color does add of value can often be added in a different, more accessible way.

Maybe we don’t need color at all.

About Heydon Pickering

Heydon is a freelance web accessibility consultant, interface designer and writer.\n\nHeydon writes and edits for Smashing Magazine and works with leading web accessibility specialists, The Paciello Group, focusing on accessible User Experience Design (UX).